Make sure your calf is fit for transport
Check these 8 before you leave the gate
- Ears up, alert
- Correct ear tag
- No scours
- Standing, walking
- Full tummy and good body condition
- No signs of navel infection
- Breathing well
- Eyes bright
Note: Calves can remain without access to feed, water and rest for a maximum of 12 hours, during which any risk of nutritional deficit, dehydration or exhaustion must be prevented.
There can be a maximum of 12 hours between the beginning of their loading and the end of their unloading.
Calves 8 days of age or less can only be transported once and cannot go to an assembly centre.
For more information humane transport and animal welfare in Canada.